Providing a real alternative to residential care, Mayflower Court has a range of 42 purpose built Extra Care apartments for over 50s. You may also enjoy the activities on offer, which include coffee mornings and social events. Benefits here include shared landscaped gardens, residents’ lounge, hobbies room, hair salon and lift access to upper floors. Midday meals can be enjoyed in the on-site restaurant, which offers a choice of dishes.
The one and two bedroom properties are also handy for local shops, amenities and bus routes. An on-site manager looks after the daily upkeep of the buildings and grounds, and can also assist you with accessing further help and support if required.
In the local area
Darlington town centre offers a varied shopping experience, having many popular chains plus independent and designer stores, such as those at Skinnergate. As a market town there are several to visit, including the Victorian Covered Market, a street market on Mondays and Saturdays and a monthly farmers market.
Across the east side of the town on Hollyhurst Road is the main Darlington Memorial Hospital.
For sports fans, the Dolphin leisure centre has a swimming pool, sports facilities and health and fitness classes. Darlington Golf Club’s 18-hole parkland golf course has rolling greens, tree lined fairways and a great clubhouse.
History, art and days out
Raby Castle gives an insight to life throughout the ages with a fantastic art collection and splendid interiors. Red deer live on the grounds and there is a wonderful waterfall a small drive away.
Situated on the south-eastern edge of Darlington is the Maidendale nature reserve, which has a small wildlife pond, wetland and two large fishing ponds. Here you can enjoy a choice of activities such as angling, relaxation and wildlife, walking and cycling. The reserve offers some of the best kept scenery and wildlife in the region.
The Duke Street area has art galleries, restaurants and an impressive Grade II listed building houses the main library, situated in Crown Street.
Easily accessed via the B6280 Yarm Road, the estate is also within easy reach of junction 57 of the A1(M) via the A66(M). There are many local bus services serving the town and surrounding areas, mostly run by Arriva North East.
The town has a mainline railway station offering many services including London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester and Plymouth. Tees Valley Airport is located within the borough of Darlington, five miles east of the town centre.
Distance to GP: 2 miles
Distance to shop: 0.04 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.02 miles
Distance to Post Office: 0.08 miles